Pyloric stenosis refers to a narrowing of the passage between the stomach and the small intestine. The condition, which affects infants during the first several weeks of life, can be corrected effectively with surgery.Pyloric stenosis can be cured with a surgical procedure called a pyloromyotomy. In this operation, the surgeon makes an incision in the baby's abdomen. Then a small cut is made in the thickened muscle of the pylorus and it is spread apart. In this manner, the passage can be widened without removing any tissue.
Analysis around Belgium on pyloric stenosis got the result as 23 boys and six girls (median age, 30 days; range, 17 to 70 days) underwent surgery. The median hospital stay was 2.5 days. There were two intraoperative technical complications (small mucosal perforation) and one postoperative wound complication (abcess formation) requiring local drainage.